IMRF Awards

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and applauded for their work in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR)?​

Has a colleague led an exceptional rescue or made an outstanding contribution to maritime SAR?

Do you know a SAR professional who has used their skills to raise awareness of search and rescue technologies, using processes and equipment to save more lives at sea? 

Now is your chance, enter them now!

The nominations close at 23.59 hours (UTC) on Sunday 30 June 2019​

Your nominations really do matter....

"The IMRF Awards really do matter because they attract vital public attention and focus to the excellent lifesaving work that's being done all around the world by maritime search and rescue organisations.

"That attention, then helps those organisations to secure the funding and resources they need to go on saving more lives at sea," says Michael Vlasto, lead judge on the panel of judges for the IMRF Awards 2019.

The IMRF Awards 2019 are open to anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to maritime search and rescue between 1 July 2018 – 31 May 2019.

There are four categories:

Individual: For Outstanding Individual Contribution to Maritime SAR Operations
Team: For Outstanding Team Contribution to Maritime SAR Operations
Innovation & Technology: For Innovation and Technology in the field of Maritime SAR
Lifetime Achievement: The Vladimir Maksimov Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Maritime SAR Sector


The winners of the IMRF Awards 2019 will be announced on 10 September, during London International Shipping Week at an event aboard HQS Wellington, an historic boat moored on the Thames in central London. 

The Awards will be presented by Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO CB ADC.​

To make your nomination click on the link below, but hurry, the closing date is just four days away, Sunday 30 June 2019.​


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